From their very first semester on campus, students are given instruction in and access to the professional media production facilities at Niagara University. In addition to traditional classroom-based courses, students study and work in our media labs and studios, developing valuable hands-on production skills. Students can access most facilities simply by swiping in with their ID cards.
A multi-camera television studio is housed on the first floor of Dunleavy Hall. Studio resources include high definition cameras, teleprompters, green screen-chroma key facilities, announcer booth, master control complex, meeting room and a set storage area.
Located in the lower level of Gallagher Center, the student-run radio station is home to WNIA, Niagara University’s Mix & More Radio. Facilities include a professional broadcasting booth with time delay and call-in capability and a separate multi-track audio production area.
In addition to the other computer labs on campus, students taking communication studies courses take advantage of two computer labs in Dunleavy Hall: the Dunleavy Macintosh lab, consisting of 20 iMac workstations and the communication studies digital media lab, which houses another seven workstations. Both labs are used for courses and extracurricular activities in digital photography, web design, multimedia journalism and digital audio/video editing.
Portable media production equipment can be reserved and checked out through the university’s information technology department in the library. Field equipment includes HD video cameras, tripods, lighting kits, digital cameras and audio recording equipment.